Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to poe AT poeghostal.com.
Today’s T.A.T. comes courtesy of Poester AFOS:
My local Toys R Us have sold out of Mezco’s Mez-Its with the exception of Perseus from Clash of the Titans. Those have been shelfwarming for awhile now. The other day I was walking by them when I finally paid attention and noticed something odd. One of the Perseus-us (Persei?) was in a Beetlejuice package. And another was in a Freddy Kreuger package. I took a closer look and it was obvious the boxes had been opened and poorly resealed. I’m not sure why someone would do this. The only reason I can imagine is possibly because the Perseus Mez-Its are cheaper than the other ones. Anything to save a few pennies I guess.
OK, so obviously this is yet another example of a troll saving a few measly bucks…but I’m having a hard time getting past the idea that AFOS’s local TRU is sold out of Mez-Itz. Are these things really that popular? My local TRU has a ton of them, along with Mighty Muggs and the other similar mass market vinyls.